Ashish Verma
T. V. Ramanayya
Public Transport Planning
and Management
in Developing Countries
Public Transport Planning and Management in Developing Countries
Verma • Ramanayya
ISBN: 978-1-4665-8158-6
9 781466 581586
90000
K18880
Civil Engineering
Developing Countries Have Different Transportation Issues and
Requirements Than Developed Countries
An efcient transportation system is critical for a country’s development.
Yet cities in developing countries are typically characterized by high-
density urban areas and poor public transport, as well as lack of proper
roads, parking facilities, road user discipline, and control of land
use, resulting in pollution, congestion, accidents, and a host of other
transportation problems. Public Transport Planning and Management in
Developing Countries examines the status of urban transport in India and
other developing countries. It explains the principles of public transport
planning and management that are relevant and suitable for developing
countries, addresses current transportation system inefciencies, explores
the relationship between mobility and accessibility, and analyzes the
results for future use.
Considers Socioeconomic and Demographic Characteristics
It’s projected that by 2030, developing nations will have more vehicles
than developed nations, and automated guided transit (AGT) and other
transport systems will soon be available in India. This text compares ve
cities using specic indicators—urbanization, population growth, vehicle
ownership, and usage. It determines demographic and economic changes
in India, and examines how these changes have impacted transportation
demand and supply, transport policy and regulations, and aspects of
economics and nance related to public transport. The authors emphasize
preserving and improving existing modes, efcient use of the public
transport management infrastructure, implementing proper planning
measures, and encouraging a shift towards sustainable modes. They also
discuss sustainability in terms of environment, energy, economic, and land
use perspectives and consider the trends of motorization, vehicle growth,
modal share, effects on mobility and environment, and transport energy
consumption and emissions.
Public Transport Planning and Management in Developing Countries
addresses the growing resource needs and economics of public
transport in developing countries, explains various aspects of public
transport planning and management, and provides readers with a basic
understanding of both urban and rural public transport planning and
management in developing countries.
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Ashish Verma
T. V. Ramanayya
Public Transport Planning
and Management
in Developing Countries
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